Poem: Imagine a Lover (for Men)

Posted On: April 22, 2010

Imagine a Lover
…for those seeking a woman to love.

Until you imagine something, it remains an impossibility.
Once imagined, it becomes your experience.

Imagine a lover who has walked through her past.
A lover who is aware of her historic vulnerabilities.
Who takes responsibility for her own stuff.

Imagine a lover who has developed her talents and gifts.
A lover who isn’t waiting for the prince to arrive.
Who has prepared a financially stable future for herself.

Imagine a lover who assumes equality in her relationships.
A lover who brings her interests and experience with her.
Whose presence in your life both challenges and delights you.

Imagine a lover who has embraced her own strength.
A lover who doesn’t need a knight in shining armor to save her.
Who won’t fall apart when you share doubts and fears.

Imagine a lover who tells the truth.
A lover who co-creates solutions for your shared challenges.
Who wrestles with you for truth’s blessing.

Imagine a lover who expresses her sexual needs and desires.
A lover who is capable of both giving and receiving pleasure.
Who fully participates in the deepening sexual intimacy you share.

Imagine a lover who accepts her aging, and yours, with grace.
A lover who doesn’t hide the changes in her body.
With whom you celebrate the accumulation of your years.

And so it is!

Imagine a Lover (Seeking Woman)© Patricia Lynn Reilly, 2003

The poem is copyrighted and may not be used without permission. I had obtained permission. Send an email at permissions@imagineAwoman.com to request to use, print, or distribute the poem in any format.

News from Imagine a Woman International: April 2, 2010
Since 1995, the “Imagine a Woman” poem has circled the globe, inspiring books, screenplays, videos, life transitions, professional portfolios, ministries, coaching practices, relationships, virtual communities, social networks, and organizational missions. This year Imagine a Woman International is celebrating the poem’s 15th year anniversary with a new website and new programs and opportunities for personal growth and professional enhancement. You’re invited to the “Imagine a Woman” poem’s 15th Birthday Party throughout April at www.imagineAwoman.com. Invite your friends and come on over!

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